So hot rod voltmeter started acting funny the other day.
start up and run at 11v - down to 10v. up to 12v.
Maybe get to 12.5, but keep moving up and down.
You'd think this MSD ignition would waiver, never did.
Fixed some suspect connections, no change. Started un plugging stuff.
When I pulled alt. plug it sparked. it was burnt up. It's old- came w/the car,
must have not seated the sensing wire properly. Got hot and melted.
Replace and fired up 14v. Bingo.
Good excuse to test drive tomorrow.
What a blast
car ran great that new ignition is the ****
best run 14.45 @94mph
probably should fire the driver
I got the big red eye in the first round. Guess I was a little amped up this year.
guy was there with a white 50 chev, he'd built the tip up front
another 4 door 49 green chev on a S-10 frame and what looked to be truck tires.
He wanted to race me- so we did. His 350 crate motor ran 17.24 @77mph
I ran 14.65 @92mph and thats exactly why I built this 331 ci sbf.
the brown 37 dodge coupe runs the 13's- he's from Oregon
I beat him in the first round last year.
pulled out my 61 to 80 drill bits
found the squirters to be .035"
drilled them out to .037"
what a difference 2 thou can make!!
No hesitation not lean run
don't have to load up the foot brake to launch
test n tune wed
we'll check WOT.
took pile another of dollar bills to Honest performance.
It appears they've helped me cure an ignition problem,
that has been plaguing this whole build.
I've installed the small MSD ignition box/their coil/their verson of the dura-spark mag pick up distributor and plug wires. They also set the parameters 12* initall-36* total all in 3000RPM.
Machanical no vacuum advance.
WOOF what a difference.
test-n -tune wed. good guys fri night!!!!!
( note the coiled white wire on the fire wall)
it's for points distributor, I have a 65 mustang dizzy and coil w/restor
in the trunk. Trust NO-ONE!!!!
Celebrating an ignition system that seems to work.
True test is racing Daves SBC 49 Ford tomorrow.
Could not get that Pertronix stuff to work, I've been chasing-what i thought
was a fuel problem, for 6 months. Finally the coil died-and another
wich took out the dizzy I guess.
Hooked up with Honest Performance- those guys are squared away.
So the new set up is- Fords dura sparkII, I had a mag pick up in my 73 ford truck.
Never one ounce of trouble from the ignition, in ten years.
Now the ignition switch went out cause I was carrying 5 lb. of keys on my key ring.
And if i bought those crappy aluminum dist. caps, they wouldn't last a year.
The small MSD ign. box- and it's amazing. Retards spark at start up. It fires up
in a 1/4 turn of the crank--hot or cold.
There's a rev limiter which I not too involved with, I'm not going to wind the nuts off this beast.
I'd like to get in the 13's, but if not so be it.
It's bracket racing- who cares how fast your going.
I did order a rebuilt points distributor, one of my old coils and a resistor to carry in the trunk.
There is the white wire on the box for points ignition, shouldn't take 20 minutes to change out.
Looks like I left out the horror story. The car died in the burger line- 90 degrees and an hour and a half wait for a tow. After that I decided
to invest some time reading about ignitions. Well as usual, there's too much info on the inter web. I do have a better understanding of performance ignitions. But it's really better to look the guy in the EYE
when you want info.